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Fatalities

FATALITIES

Snow avalanches claim an average of 100 lives in Europe every year. The common goal of all European Avalanche Warning Services is to reduce the loss of lives and damages due to avalanches by providing the society with efficient and effective avalanche forecasting and warning services.

We start recording the number of fatalities on 1 October every year. The figures are based on reports received from EAWS members and their partners. Please let us know if there is any missing data and errors, by sending an e-mail to us.

Season 2022/23

Total Fatalities: 3

0died
Andorra
2021-06-11
0died
Austria
2022-05-13
0died
Cyprus
2020-11-30
0died
Czechia
2021-02-18
0died
Finland
2022-03-01
3died
France
2022-11-08
0died
Germany
2022-05-05
0died
Iceland
2022-11-07
0died
Italy
2022-05-26
0died
Liechtenstein
2022-02-07
0died
Norway
2022-04-28
0died
Poland
2022-02-22
0died
Romania
2022-06-10
0died
Slovakia
2022-11-08
0died
Slovenia
2021-06-17
0died
Spain
2022-04-06
0died
Switzerland
2022-04-20
0died
United Kingdom
2020-05-29

Number of people killed in an avalanche

Location Country Date Avalanche Problem 1 Avalanche Problem 2 Dead Group Size Type
Ceillac
France 2022-11-04 11:30:00
Wind slab 1 2 Mountaineering/Climbing
Champagny-en-Vanoise
France 2022-11-05 10:00:00
New snow 2 2 Mountaineering/Climbing